Revello Residence by Shubin Donaldson Architects

Location: Pacific Palisades, California, USA Size: 5,500 sf Year: 2013 Architects: Shubin Donaldson Partners In Charge: Russell Shubin, AIA, LEED AP Robin Donaldson, AIA Contractor: The Quillin Group Photography: © John Ellis An existing nondescript 1980’s hillside home on a spectacular site was transformed with critical concern for the preservation and optimization of panoramic ocean views….

Toro Canyon House by Bestor Architecture

Location: Santa Barbara County, California, US Year: 2012 Architects: Bestor Architecture Photography: Laure Joliet, John Ellis There is a dramatic and winding approach up through the landscape that keeps the compound hidden until the last moment. The site strategy is one of slow revelation and discovery of the house and- ultimately- the view. The road, which…